REDEFINING THE CONCERT-GOING EXPERIENCE

Burlington New Millennium Orchestra

The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra (BNMO) is a world-class Canadian concert orchestra and recording music ensemble comprised of highly respected professional musicians and singers.

The BNMO repertoire covers a broad spectrum of styles and tastes, all under the artistic direction of
Conductor Maestro Charles T. Cozens.

Inspired by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Boston Pops and the sounds of the Big Band era, we can adapt the size of our orchestra from a small ensemble to a full symphony orchestra.

BNMO can be seen live in concert halls, theatres or festivals across Canada and North America and heard on Livestreams
and studio-recorded albums.

Mission

To present unique live orchestral concerts and recordings featuring professional Canadian performing artists.

Vision

BNMO blends a fusion of instrumentation and multi-media technology to elevate the senses and bring listening pleasure to live audiences, digital streams and recordings.

Objectives

Present unique, high calibre live concerts to the people of Burlington, Hamilton and the GTA
Bring music to a broader audience at venues across Canada and North America
Feature gifted Halton Region, Canadian and guest International performing artists
Broadcast Livestream and recorded live shows to a worldwide audience
Provide free live concert access to those of limited means

Registered Charity

We also believe that the arts should be available for everyone to experience. To that end, the BNMO, working in conjunction with Halton Region organizations that support the community, provides free access to our concerts to those of limited financial means.

The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra is incorporated as Not for Profit and Registered Canadian Charity #77825 7329 RR0001. Governance is established through a carefully selected and experienced Board of Directors.

Charles Cozens arms raised conducts the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra
Charles Cozens conducting the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra.

BNMO full symphonic orchestra rehearsing with The Nylons
Conductor and arranger Charles Cozens rehearsing for The Nylons farewell tour.

Randy Bachman with an arm on the shoulder of Charles Cozens
Randy Bachman and Charles Cozens of the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra.

Charles Cozens: Arranger, Composer, and Orchestrator

The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra was the creation of acclaimed arranger, conductor and producer, Maestro Charles Cozens.

The orchestra evolved over 25 years ago from a commission that Charles received to create and record, fresh and innovative orchestral arrangements of Canadian hit pop songs. The concept proved to be successful in the studio but it has taken till now to replicate the sound live on stage and create new and compelling orchestral landscapes.

Established in 2016, Burlington New Millennium Orchestra is now at the forefront of digital music technology and has helped to redefine the traditional concept of an orchestra.

“The loud ‘n’ proud show, aptly titled Randy Bachman Symphonic Overdrive featured two full sets of the Winnipeg-born artist’s hits arranged by acclaimed Canadian conductor/arranger Charles Cozens, who also joined Bachman onstage on keyboard.

Many of the orchestral arrangements, arguably, were window dressing for the band, with a few exceptions being a stylized You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, and lushly harmonized string sections during Let it Ride. Takin Care of Business now guised as a Texas shuffle also closed the two-hour show that also included Laughing, No Time and Undun.”

Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press
re: Randy Bachman’s Symphonic Overdrive